Jones v. Social Security Administration

Filing 22

ORDER granting 19 Motion for Attorney Fees in the amount of $3,690. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 6/2/11. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION CATHERINE L. JONES v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 4:09-CV-00878 JTK MICHAEL ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (docket entry #19). In her motion, Plaintiff requests fees and expenses in the amount of $3,690. The Commissioner does not object to the amount requested (docket entry #21). Therefore, the motion is GRANTED. EAJA fees are payable to Plaintiff, not Plaintiff’s attorney, and such fees are subject to an offset when the Plaintiff has outstanding federal debts. (2010). See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521 Therefore, subject to any offset, payment by check to the order of the Plaintiff, in care of her attorney, will issue to Plaintiff’s attorney. Accordingly, Plaintiff is awarded $3,690 in fees and expenses. IT IS SO ORDERED this 2nd day of June, 2011. ______________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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